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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Named for the ridiculous 4 foot dirt pile we had to put our brewery on to get us out of the FEMA-designated 100 year floodplain (no-one can remember this part of Spearfish ever flooding). This robust porter is black in color, is medium-bodied and has a rich, roasted malt flavor ending with a pleasing hop flavor and mild hop bitterness.
Abv 6.0% to 6.9%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2592) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
12oz can Thanks Jake 65 Black pour with a thin fleeting head. Sweet aromas of molasses dark roast and tootsie fool. Standard roast flavor with some soot and campfire Light bitter bite at the end. Tasty

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
12oz can pours a dark coffee brown with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is the same

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Some ash, dark fruits, and earthy hops. Flavor is a touch bitter. Light sweetness, some ash, roast, and earthy hops. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, malt and cocoa. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Coffee, Chocolate T: Coffee, Mild Chocolate Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, an average coffee porter, nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (841) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Can. Dark pour with light tan head. Smells of toasted malts and slight hops. Tastes of coffee/dark chocolate on the front with a slight hop finish. Nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Rated this with another app and unfortunately I'm not able to import my comments here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap at independent ale house. Pours dark brown to almost black with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with some chocolate and caramel Flavors of chocolate and roasted malts with some grassy hops, chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Nice and dry in finish. Pretty solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3558) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft at Brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Has a bit of roasted malt on the nose. A bit hop forward on the tongue with a little bit of roast. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1841) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Canned. Black with a medium-sized and frothy light brown head. Dusty cocoa nose with mild anise, light-roast coffee and earth. Bittersweet chocolate flavor with earthy grains, nutty, dried wheat and a moderate coffee roast and herbal hop zest finishing it up. Fairly light carbonation with a slightly thin mouthfeel, but that’s about the only minor tick against this. Thanks to my dad for seeking out and bringing me back this from South Dakota. The Dakotas should be happy to have this solid locally-made porter available in their states.


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